Autism Live
Autism Live
Autism Network ®
The #1 rated autism podcast worldwide. Autism Live’s mission is to provide information and inspiration to the larger autism community, that starts with individuals on the spectrum but includes everyone who loves and cares for those individuals. Host Shannon Penrod shares the Jargon of the Day, interviews with experts, community events and much more. Viewers are invited to interact live to address questions, concerns and topics of interests.
Let's Talk Movies with Moira and Shannon: Oscar Special
Moira and Shannon discuss their Oscar hopes, snubs and long shots.
Mar 6
1 hr 21 min
Autism Live 2.28.24: Dr. Megan A. Neff
Shannon is joined by Dr. Megan Anna Neff to discuss her new book, Self-Care for Autistic People: 100+ Ways to Recharge, De-stress, and Unmask. Self-care is an essential component of a well-rounded life. Self-Care for Autistic People offers practical strategies for regulating emotions, identifying signs of burnout, forming healthy boundaries, and so much more. With more than 100 activities speaking to common challenges faced by autistic people, such as executive functioning difficulties and sensory sensitivities, Dr. Neff brings individuals on the spectrum and their loved ones this one-of-a-kind guide to help readers engage in neurodivergent self-care. Preorder Promotion: Book Link: The jargon of the day is: Adaptive Skills.
Feb 28
1 hr
Autism Live Parent to Parent: ABA Basics
Shannon Penrod, author of Autism: Parent to Parent, gives a basic, but thorough talk about what ABA is, especially when used to treat autism. This is a talk that is geared toward parents but is also ideal for individuals who are on the spectrum and have heard negative things about ABA, to decern what is the intent and practice of ABA. When armed with this knowledge people can easily spot situations in which people are claiming to do ABA, but instead are doing something that is harmful or potentially harmful. We can all agree that individuals on the spectrum have a right to be considered and heard, their sensory issues have to be taken into consideration when teaching them, but they are entitled to learn, like all other people on the planet.
Feb 21
1 hr 29 min
Autism Live 2.19.24: Preview of the Concert for Autism Care Today
Shannon welcomes guests Katrina Aguilar and Brad Ellis who will both be performing at the Concert for Autism Care Today on Sunday February 25 at 5pm!
Feb 19
51 min
Let's Talk Movies February 2024
Moira and Shannon discuss their thoughts and feelings about the films, Poor Things, Anatomy of a Fall, Zone of Interest, Killers of the Flower Moon, Nyad, The Holdovers, and more.  You won’t want to miss hearing about what they LOVED and what they HATED.  Spoiler Alert:  We may have to hose Shannon down, she has some pretty incendiary things to say about at least one of the movies!
Feb 12
1 hr
Autism Live 2.5.24: Jargon of the Day- Neurodiversity and Guests Clifford Bell and George Steeves
Shannon talks with Cabaret performer, director and producer Clifford Bell about a new show he has coming up to benefit Autism Care Today! Clifford is joined by one of the performers featured in the Concert to Benefit Autism Care Today. George Steeves, well known for his one man shows discusses what he will be performing in the show and the other performances on the bill, including Christopher Tenney and Katrina Aguilar. The concert will be held on February 25th at 5pm. At the Hollywood Club LA at The Women’s Club of Hollywood. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.
Feb 5
1 hr 1 min
Autism Live 1.31.24: Jargon of the Day: Sensory Diet and Special Guest Joshua Pitney
On this show Shannon Penrod welcomes Joshua Pitney.  Joshua is an emerging filmmaker and a self-advocate.  Joshua shares his journey from young childhood to now being a college student on a mission to create films that positively impact viewers.  Shannon also shares the jargon of the day: Sensory Diet.  
Jan 31
59 min
Autism Live 1.29.24: M& J Games
What’s Next?  Dr. Christopher Manente, Founding Executive Director of the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services joins Marlee Aversa, Founder and CEO of M&J Games to chat with Shannon about their collaboration on a new game called “What’s Next?”  This unique game has much to offer individuals on the Spectrum, tune in to hear the full details. In Jargon of the day Shannon explains Idiosyncratic Language
Jan 29
1 hr 2 min
Autism Live 1.24.24: Jargon of the Day: CBT and Guest Dani Bowman
In this episode, Shannon discusses the Jargon of the Day: CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) Then, Dani Bowman, star of Love on the Spectrum US, talks with Shannon Penrod about Season 2 of Love on the Spectrum and her ongoing search for love. Dani is an accomplished animator with her own studio, Danimation Films. Dani also teaches art and animation to students all over the world. #LoveontheSpectrum2 #danimationfilms #Danikissingcupcakes
Jan 24
1 hr 4 min
Autism Live 1.22.24: Visit Anaheim
Shannon is joined by Emmy Award-Winning journalist Gabriela Teissier and Sue O’Shea the Senior Director of Marketing at Visit Anaheim. Visit Anaheim has taken the unprecedented step to become a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), which is a designation granted by the International Board of Credentialling and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). IBCCES awards this credential to organizations whose staff have completed specialized training and a certification process to better understand and assist autistic and sensory-sensitive visitors and their families.  Visit Anaheim’s designation as a Certified Autism Center signifies the organization's commitment to inclusivity and accessibility. Ensuring that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can experience the magic of the destination is a top priority for the organization. The Visit Anaheim team completing the CAC program is the first step in Visit Anaheim’s initiative to make Anaheim the next Certified Autism Destination™ (CAD), which means visitors have multiple trained and certified options to choose from when in the area, including entertainment, recreation and hospitality options. Visit Anaheim has partnered with IBCCES to involve key tourism, hospitality, and recreation organizations in the community to complete autism training and certification, helping earn the community designation to attract new visitors to the area and better serve residents. On February 14th Visit Anaheim will host a ReConnect Event: Autism and Sensory Needs Certification from 3-8pm at the Great Wolf Lodge.  This event will help local businesses and attractions gain information about including and supporting individuals on the spectrum and their families as well as gaining certification. Gabriela Teissier will be the guest speaker for the event.  Teisseir serves on the board of directors of Autism Care Today!  Email for more information. #visitanaheim #CertifiedAutismCenter
Jan 22
1 hr 3 min
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